Solutions for: App 374 / Past Continuous (1)

Let's practise the past continuous!
We use the past continuous when we want to talk about the background of a story: "The birds were singing and I sat on the park bench".
We also use it to talk about an action in the past that was happening at a specific moment of interruption: "We were watching a film when the door bell rang".
The past continuous also describes a past habit of someone or something that happened again and again: "He was always leaving the door open".
How to form this tense: Use the simple past of "to be": "was" for I and he/she/it and "were" for you, we and they and then add "-ing" to the verb.
For example. I was watching TV. OR We were having lunch.
The children ______ shouting.

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were
I was __________ my dog when I met him.

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walking
We ______ practising our text for the theatre show every day.

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were
Lucy ______ on the phone when I came home.

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was
Lenny was always __________ a movie on Sundays.

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watching
They were __________ in the treehouse after school.

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meeting
We ______ driving down our street when we saw the accident.

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were
I ______ looking out of the window.

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was
My brothers were always __________ about their toys.

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fighting
When I was __________ home I saw a little bird on the road.

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cycling
My parents ______ jumping for joy when they won the lottery.

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were
I ______ listening to music when you called.

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was
He was __________ her every week.

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visiting
We were often __________ at my aunt's house on weekends.

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staying
Leyla was __________ a story when her brother interrupted her.

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writing